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Mathematical Thought and Its Objects

Publisher: 
Cambridge University Press
Number of Pages: 
378
Price: 
95.00
ISBN: 
9780521452793

This book requires training in philosophy of mathematics, and even then it is not easy going. Parsons’ discussion of the nature of intuition (pp. 152 ff.), notably its connection with perception and imagination, is of special interest.


Dennis Lomas has studied computer science, mathematics, and philosophy.

Date Received: 
Thursday, August 7, 2008
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Yes
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Charles Parsons
Publication Date: 
2008
Format: 
Hardcover
Category: 
Monograph
Dennis Lomas
02/8/2011

 

Preface; 1. Objects and logic; 2. Structuralism and nominalism; 3. Modality and structuralism; 4. A problem about sets; 5. Intuition; 6. Numbers as objects; 7. Intuitive arithmetic and its limits; 8. Mathematical induction; 9. Reason.
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